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#4695380 - 03/15/18 08:11 AM First OC filter cut
Camprunner Offline

Registered: 02/19/08
Posts: 1039
Loc: MA.
Has anyone here ever cut open there oil filter on your new cars first oil change? Ever find anything interesting?

#4695397 - 03/15/18 08:35 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
Char Baby Offline

Registered: 05/25/05
Posts: 10086
Yes, I have done this on my last 3 new cars(1st OCI/filter) that I've owned. I haven't seen anything of interest.
'06 Mazda 3i 2.0L-FOR SALE NOW!
'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX(17K)

#4695399 - 03/15/18 08:36 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
ARCOgraphite Offline

Registered: 05/17/09
Posts: 12037
Loc: N.H, U.S.A.
Yes, I saw metal from me cutting open the filter smile
2014 Nissan Rogue S CVT, OC#9 41392mi-QSUD10W30 + M110A CHAMP Filter; 2017 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#2 ?? mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter

#4695414 - 03/15/18 08:51 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
JC1 Offline

Registered: 11/29/08
Posts: 3064
Loc: Oshawa, Ontario Canada
On my caravan didn't need to cut it open because it's a cartridge filter. I did see metal flakes. Did the first OC as 4000km (2400 miles).
2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 Shell Conventional/Fram Ultra Filter

#4695420 - 03/15/18 08:57 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
goodtimes Offline

Registered: 12/08/10
Posts: 2912
Loc: california
Yes, I saw for the first time the Toyota Japan oil filters very unusual depth filtering design.

#4695430 - 03/15/18 09:09 AM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
FlyingVan Online   content

Registered: 11/21/16
Posts: 124
Loc: Tennessee
Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Has anyone here ever cut open there oil filter on your new cars first oil change? Ever find anything interesting?

I did, didn't find anything interesting. Just a good looking filter.

2017 VW Jetta 1.4 TSI original filter
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#4695609 - 03/15/18 12:11 PM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
ZeeOSix Offline

Registered: 07/22/10
Posts: 17929
Loc: PNW
I've cut open the factory filter on my new vehicles (at ~1000 miles) and never find anything more than a few small aluminum particles or small pieces of silicone sealant. Nothing to worry about.

Also have seen a few small aluminum particles after the 2nd oil change, but nothing much after that becauae the break-in is pretty much done by 5K miles.

#4695678 - 03/15/18 01:19 PM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
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Registered: 03/11/12
Posts: 1160
Loc: San Antonio, TX
I have cut open the filter on a fresh rebuilt 5.4 harley davidson engine that went into a lightning. It was full of metal and the oil was glittery.
1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
1995 F150 XL 4.9 reg cab 5MT - 251k 5w30
2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 56k 10w30
2006 Buick Lucerne CXL 3.8 30k ?w30

#4696146 - 03/15/18 09:28 PM Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner]
CR94 Offline

Registered: 03/20/16
Posts: 1191
Loc: Western S.C. since 1996
The original oil filter on my Mazda had a big sliver of metal stuck part-way though one of the entrance holes. Nothing exciting was inside that filter.

I bought the Toyota used, so didn't get to see its first filter. The first one I removed myself, when the car already had over 70k and the filter had 17,540 miles, looked good-as-new, and contained nothing visible except oil and a few tiny black (carbon?) particles barely big enough to see without a microscope.
2011 Toyota Prius now at 91K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
1954 Chevrolet retired at 121K